Kmart, Farmers Insurance and March of Dimes Help Moms and Babies

Diapers, Other Necessities Distributed in NJ Areas Affected by Superstorm Sandy

White Plains, New York | Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Kmart, Farmers Insurance Group and the March of Dimes have mobilized their volunteers, staff, and the public to help provide New Jersey women and families with diapers and other much-needed items for their babies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

On Wednesday, November 7, free diapers were distributed at two locations in NJ thanks to a $10,000 supply donated to the March of Dimes by Kmart and Kimberly Clark. Farmers Insurance provided the trucks that delivered the diapers to the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside and the emergency shelter at Monsignor Dalton Community Center in Sayreville. Members of fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha volunteered their time and effort to load the trucks. A delivery was also made on Thursday, November 8 to the Father English Community Center in Paterson, NJ.

More deliveries are planned for other sites in New Jersey and New York.

The March of Dimes has set up a special new baby registry where people can purchase diapers, formula and other essentials that the March of Dimes will deliver to infants and families in need.

“We thank Kmart and Farmers Insurance for their generosity toward the moms and babies of our region whose homes and lives were damaged by Superstorm Sandy,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “The resources we’ve gathered will take care of some of their greatest needs right now.”

The March of Dimes website provides detailed suggestions for pregnant women and those caring for a newborn, including steps to take in the aftermath of a disaster.

The March of Dimes also lists the warning signs of preterm labor and urges pregnant women in storm-affected areas to seek medical care immediately if they have these symptoms.

Photo caption: March of Dimes staff and volunteers collected $10,000 worth of diapers donated by Kmart and Kimberly Clark for New Jersey babies in need following Superstorm Sandy. The cartons, loaded by members of fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, were delivered by Farmers Insurance trucks to two locations in Hillside and Sayreville. (PHOTO CREDIT MARCH OF DIMES)

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March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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